|Programs aim to help Missouri's female inmates|
|By newspressnow.com- Charles Christian|
The state of Missouri puts more women behind bars at a faster rate on average than virtually any other state in the U.S.
That information from a 2017 official report from the Missouri Department of Corrections has garnered the attention of both state and local corrections officials.
Currently, there are about 3,300 women incarcerated in Missouri, each costing the state about $59 per day. An additional 14,883 women are under some type of supervised parole or probation, which costs about $6 per day. The incarceration rate for women in Missouri is around 117 per 100,000. The national average is about half that, at 60 per 100,000, according to the annual Offender Profile produced by the Missouri Department of Corrections.
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